Journal Article

Equal goods, but inequitable capabilities? A gender-differentiated study of off-grid solar energy in rural Tanzania


  • We evaluate energy justice of off-grid solar mediated through gender and class.
  • We distinguish the primary good approach from the capability approach in rural Tanzania.
  • Little evidence of gender differentiation, suggesting equality, but not equity.
  • Solar energy is an under-used means of income generation.
  • Payment schemes may not be the key to achieving energy justice.


Excess Google Searches for Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infoveillance Approach



The COVID-19 pandemic has created environments with increased risk factors for household violence, such as unemployment and financial uncertainty. At the same time, it led to the introduction of policies to mitigate financial uncertainty. Further, it hindered traditional measurements of household violence.

Never Waste a Crisis: How COVID-19 Lockdowns and Message Sources Affect Household Emergency Preparedness.

This paper from BIDS Faculty Affiliate Alison E. Post and colleagues examines whether the increased salience of other types of risks can influence individual willingness to prepare for natural and manmade hazards, and whether message impact varies with recipients’ levels of trust in their source, leveraging the staged rollout of COVID-19 lockdowns in California.